As part of our celebration of Spanish Heritage Month, we wanted to provide you with this helpful buying guide for Spanish Bibles. We have compiled a list of the most used and most widely recognized Bible translations from Spanish speaking countries in Latin America.
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Most widely used Bible translations:
RVR60 – Reina Valera 1960
The most popular and most widely used Bible version in Spanish speaking countries. This is the Spanish equivalent of the King James Version. There are at least six other Reina Valera Versions but the 1960 translation remains the most popular. This is a good Bible version to use if you are planning to travel to a Spanish speaking Latin country.
Other Reina Valera Versions include:
· Reina Valera Actulizada (Updated)
· Reina Valera Contemporánea (Contemporary)
· Reina Valera Revisada 1977 (1977 Revised)
· Reina Valera 1995
· Reina Valera Antigua (Old Version)
NVI – Nueva Version Internacional
The Nueva Version International is the Spanish equivalent of the New International Version of the Bible. It’s a popular, easy to understand version, possibly the second most widely used in Spanish speaking countries. This is a great Bible for a new believer or for someone learning Spanish
NTV – Nueva Traducción Viviente
The English equivalent to The New Living Translation. Another suitable translation for new believers and Spanish language learners.
Other used translations:
Dios Habla Hoy
The Dios Habla Hoy (DHH) is often used by Spanish speaking Catholics in Latin America and is considered an accepted translation of the Bible by many Christians.
This is the Bible that you will generally find at most bookstores in Latin America and in Catholic bookstores carrying Spanish literature in the United States. This Bible is predominately used by Catholics in most Latin countries and it includes the deuterocanonical books.